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INSTANTDREAMS

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Editors Christoph Bamberg,
Stefanie Harig, Marc A. Ullrich
Essay by Heidi Korf
German / English / French
Hardcover Edition
Avenso, 2014
ISBN 978-3-935971-69-0
40,00 EUR plus shipping







Stefanie Schneider's new book, titled "Instantdreams" is an incisive selection of her most notable work made in collaboration with Lumas and celebrating it's 10 years of rocking the art market.

Schneider takes the American West as her inspiration to tell stories in that evoke ideas of masquerade and play. The intense gaze of her female characters undermine their playful edge suggesting an unnerving or tragic quality beneath the surface of these glamourous women. Collectively the works evoke love, pain, loneliness, alienation, rediscovery and suggest a social commentary on America; pointing out the cracks beneath the surface of the ’American Dream’.

Using expired Polaroid film Schneider’s images emphazise the sun drenched light of California and embody the cinematographic quality of the films of Quentin Tarantino or Oliver Stone. They're reminiscent of forgotten memories, dreams and chance encounters. Schneider is intent to illustrate the imperfect or "Wabi-Sabi"  using the blemishes imperfections of the expired film.

Schneider has commented on the relationship between her bleached out Cali- fornian dream-scapes and the disintegration of a faded Hollywood dream, "Hollywood is the quintessential dream factory, many go there to follow their dreams, sometimes only to have them shattered." As a European living in Los Angeles, her work highlights aspects of melancholy and loss that lie beneath the glamour of of Hollywood.

Prepare to be enchanted.

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29 PALMS, CA  
Pocket Polaroid Series #004
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29 PALMS, CA is the fourth book in the Pocket Polaroids Series. It features selected polaroid photographs by Stefanie Schneider from the ongoing feature film / art piece 29 PALMS, CA that chronicles the dreams and fantasies of a group of individuals who live in a trailer community in the Californian desert.


Stefanie Schneider
29 PALMS, CA
Pocket Polaroid Series #004
published by SCHWARZERFREITAG, Berlin
ISBN 9-783937623-04-7
30,00
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STRANGER THAN PARADISE
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Hrsg. Dominique A. Faix, Noëlle Stahel und Daniela Bosshardt (nd-projects, Zürich)
German / English
Hardcover Edition
Hatje Canz Verlag, 2006
ISBN 3-7757-1751-X
signed copy 50,00 EUR plus shipping
Edition:
hand-printed C-Print included,
20cm x 20cm, 2005, Ed. of 50

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The first complete overview of the work by Stefanie Schneider. With over 320 coloured illustrations on 200 pages. This collection of photos is a fascinating experiment - a series of pictures filmic in conception, unified by motifs of the American Southwest as experienced in old film noir about drifters, desert hotels, babes and vagabonds at large. Schneider, a German, absorbed this milieu in old American cinema and studiously arranged these images to appear off-hand, off-beat. Surreal use of expired film adds the element of chance, but also gives the project a gritty seal of authenticity - if these were real people they would have left such an apparently artless record of themselves. There is no script, and none is necessary - a primal tale with ordinary looking people with archetypical histories - they drink, make love in nameless hotels, stalk the desert under blinding sun, dance and carouse, and endlessly move on. The images say more  the longer you look at them, calling out from what looks like a perpetual time warp, a liberating illusion of elemental vastness and endless time, with a touching, stark elemental quality that stops just short of banalty. Nothing beats the babes with the crazy wigs & toy squirt guns. (Wildenmut)   

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Der erste Gesamtüberblick über die bisherigen Arbeiten des neuen Shooting Stars der jungen deutschen Fotografenszene. Fleckig, überbelichtet und fehlfarbig - die suggestiven Fotografien von Stefanie Schneider brechen mit den Konven-tionen des Handwerks. Die von ihr verwendeten, abgelaufenen Polaroidfilme verzerren surreal, was man aus Road-Movies kennt: Reklameschilder aus den Fünfzigern, Palmen vor zyan- blauem Himmel, bonbonfarbene Straßenkreuzer, eine einsame Tankstelle mitten im Nichts. Die Absolventin der Essener Folkwang-Schule bevölkert diese Schauplätze mit zerbrechlich jungen, seltsam entrückt wirkenden Platzhalterfiguren; ihre bunten Inszenierungen von Normalität scheinen unterschwellig bedroht oder bedrohlich. Nicht umsonst integrierte Regisseur Marc Forster Fotografien von Stefanie Schneider in seinen neuen Thriller »Stay« mit Ewan McGregor und Naomi Watts. Stranger than Paradise, Schneiders jüngste Hollywood-Reminiszenz, erscheint rechtzeitig zu diesem Filmstart.


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essay "The Greater The Emptiness
The Grander The Art" by Stefan Gronert
ISBN: 3-9522757-2-3, 2004

 


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Das Werk von Stefanie Schneider (*1968) bewegt sich zwischen Fiktion und Wirklichkeit. In mehrteiligen, filmstill-ähnlichen Sequenzen inszeniert sich die Künstlerin meist selbst und beschwört mit der geliehenen Ästhetik von überalt- ertem Polaroidmaterial Erinnerungen an verblasste amerikanische Mythen. Die Serie “Wastelands” zeigt eine junge Frau, deren Leben durch die Begegnung mit einem jungen Mann aus der Spur geworfen wird. Stefanie Schneider erzählt schnell, konkret und filmisch eine Geschichte von alter Gewohnheit, neuer Lust, von Risiko, Gewalt und Veränderung. “Wastelands” interpretiert den Initiationsritus in die Welt der Erwachsenen ganz neu und lakonisch. Für das Buch entstand eine begleitende Musik komponiert und gespielt von Zoë Bîcat, die nun erstmals bei uns erhältlich ist.

The work of Stefanie Schneider, born 1968, takes place between fiction and reality. In multi-part, filmstill-like sequences she stages mostly herself in a consciously imperfect style. Stefanie Schneider utilized expired Polaroid material to achieve special aesthetics. Her Book “Wastelands” (Details at Amazon) shows a young woman whose living gets out of step by an encounter with a young man. The soundtrack has been written, composed and performed by Zoë Bîcat is is now available to order.


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editor. Thomas Schirmböck, ZEPHYR
essays written by James Scarborough, Megan Mullally, Mark Gisbourne, Renée Chabria

2006. 80 pages, 29,7 x 21 cm,
english, linen cover with image imprinted, Edition Braus, 2006 | ISBN: 3-89904-211-5-5
signed Wastelands book 50,00 EUR
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edition Wastelands: hand-printed C-Print included, 20cm x 20cm, 2003, Ed. of 50 in a hand made box numbered and signed
280 EUR plus shipping
Soundtrack by Zoë Bîcat 15,00 EUR plus shipping